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13 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

normlori avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise that turned into an expensive bus tour!


Numerous friends recommended Viking River Cruises. We decided to treat ourselves to the Romanic Danube Cruise. The Viking brochure states, "It's pure pleasure to travel with such ease..to unpack just once and relax ...
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Sail Date October 2018

Patty Grove avatar

Patty Grove

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise AKA Asphalt Coach Tour!

We chose a river cruise because we wanted to travel by boat and expected to enjoy the views along the river and have the luxury of not unpacking daily. the reality of our vacation was that viking was not upfront ...
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Sail Date September 2018

Chandelier1230 avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

September cruise, but Not 1 ship sailed the whole route since JUNE

We chose Scenic because our friends sailed with this company and everything was included. We attended a seminar and we were impressed with the information. The high water situation was discussed and so we booked in ...
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Sail Date September 2018

novanod avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not happy with missing 2 paid tours and 6 hrs extra bus rides even with refund

Our son and daughter in-law wanted to see Nuremberg again because my wife grew up there during the war.We wanted to see places we had never seen before in Europe. Taking this river cruise allowed us to do both. ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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Phill and Kerry

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

BUYER BEWARE - APT European River Cruise

Buyer beware!!!! This was certainly a holiday of a lifetime and we call it the "Great Aussie Rip Off". Please make sure you read the fine, fine print carefully. Budapest to Amsterdam Friday 18 March for 15 days. ...
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Sail Date March 2016

richard@acadianrow.com avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

SCENIC PEARL Disappoints

Scenic was highly recommended by our travel agent. We found it less than remarkable. Misrepresentations included the role of the so called "butler" - we never saw or heard from him, and nightly local entertainment ...
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Sail Date June 2016

rosaliewagner avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Looked like such a lovely cruise from the ads and brochures.

Our cruise started out BAD because we were not informed that the 20th of August is a Hungarian National Holiday and that we would NOT be able to get a taxi to the ship from the train station. There was no ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Tasiavel avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Valuable Feedback!

Three months prior to our cruise, Viking was most gracious and accommodating with taking care of all our travel arrangements from LA to Budapest. After taking two spectacular European ocean cruises in the last 18 ...
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Sail Date September 2015

Najake avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking Romantic Danube; Huge Disappointment

Travel Dates: August 30, 2015 – September 6, 2015 Viking Boat: Jarl My husband and I, along with our friends (another couple) booked our Viking “Romantic Danube” cruise almost a year in advance. My ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Von1 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Expensive Bus Tour

Upon arrival in Budapest we were informed by the Viking pick up that we would have to be bused 1 1/2 hours to where the boat was docked because of the low river level. The boat was docked in an industrial looking ...
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Sail Date September 2015

tmcauban avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience on the new Avalon Vista

Just back from a Danube River Cruise on the new Avalon Vista, we are disappointed by the poor overall experience that Avalon Waterways delivers. Budapest-Nuremberg. August 2012: We boarded the ship in Budapest ...
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Sail Date August 2012

manroc avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor dispensing of information

Re: Danube - Nuremberg to Budapest Aug 24-31, 2018 I understand that water levels are beyond Viking's control. But the manner is which information is dispensed is, to put it mildly, not customer friendly. Only ...
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Sail Date August 2018

LTDayton avatar


1 Review Written

The area was beautiful - but we saw very little of it and docked in only 2 cities

We had heard some positive reports about Viking - Had never done a river cruise before (although we have done several ocean cruises) We were excited to cruise the beautiful Danube and see the country - ...
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Sail Date September 2019

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